I’ve had the fortunate of being involved in several cases where clients have been released after serving several years following a wrongful conviction.
Most of these have been through a relationship with the Innocence Project, however a couple have been the result of being hired to investigate a claim of inadequate defense or being hired by family or relatives to look into the investigative processes by law enforcement used at the time of the crime.
According to the National Registry of Exonerations, there are 2,625 wrongfully convicted people in the U.S.
Some of the Post Release Resources available include:
- After innocence (https://after-innocence.org)
- Centuron Ministries (https://centuron.org)
- Deskovic Foundation (https://www.deskovicfoundation.org)
- The First 72 + (https://www.first72plus.org)
- Healing Justice (https://healingjusticenetwork.org)
- The Innocence Network (https://innocencenetwork.org)
- Justis4justus (Https://justic4justus.org)
- Miles 4 Justice (https://miles4justice.com)
- The Sunny Center (https://thesyunnycenter.com
- The innocence Project (https://innocenceproject.org/)
The point is, there are resources out there. There are many requests for assistance and each is evaluated on its own merits. If you find a good investigator, they can shorten the process. Every resource will require a full investigation to determine the issues that can be used for potential exoneration so having the information before you approach the agency will be helpful. These agencies can also help with finding post-release resources and will be important for someone that has been released after wrongful conviction.
If you need help or have questions, please contact me at UCMJ Investigations.